Spring Book Sale: May 17-18, 2024

The Friends will hold a two-day book sale at the Tualatin Library on May 17-18, 2024.

On Friday, May 17th, doors open to the public from 3-6pm, and Friends members can gain early entry to our “Members only” pre-sale beginning at 2:00pm. Not a member? You can join at the door to gain early access. Memberships begin at $5.

Sale hours on Saturday, May 18th, are 10am-4pm. During the last hour of the sale you can buy an entire grocery bag of items for only $5.00!

We will be offering a diverse collection of fiction and non-fiction for adults along with plenty of children’s titles including board books, picture books, and chapter books. There will also be a small selection of DVDs and music CDs. Most book prices are in the 50 cent to $2 range with a few exceptions.¬†We accept cash or credit/debit cards. Sorry, no checks. We look forward to seeing you there!

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2023 Accomplishments

The past year saw us get back to a more normal mode of operation. Our yearly planning session helped us renew our commitment to supporting our Tualatin Public Library. Below are some of our major accomplishments in 2023.

  • We hosted three book/media sales during 2023, raising just under $5,000 to help support our Tualatin Library.
  • We’ve raised an additional $14,000 via our ongoing sale shelves inside the library, membership dues, and other donations.
  • We donated $14,000 to the Tualatin Library in support of a variety of programs.
  • We are very proud to have our name atop the Donor Appreciation plaque in the library.
  • And, we developed a new logo! We think it’s perfect for us: bookish, fun, and colorful.
Friends of Tualatin Library logo
Our new logo debuted in 2023
Donor Appreciation Plaque for the Tualatin Public Library
Donor Appreciation plaque

We’re always looking for new Friends and volunteers

If you’re already a member of the Friends, please consider taking a more active role through volunteering. If you’re not a member, that’s OK, too. We’re small, but mighty…and sometimes we need more help to get all the things done. We’d love to chat with you about our opportunities. Jump over to our Contact form and send us a note.

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Membership Renewal Time

Have you received your membership renewal letter yet? Our 2023 Membership Drive is underway; the annual mailing went out to members on November 18th. And, if you are new and want to join the Friends, just click on over to our Membership page to get started (hint: you can renew there, too!).

We’re proud of all we’ve accomplished in 2023:

  • We hosted three book/media sales during 2023, raising about $5,000 to help support our Tualatin Library.
  • We’ve raised an additional $7,800 (through October) via our ongoing sale shelves inside the library, membership dues, and other donations.
  • We’ve donated over $12,000 so far this year (through October) to the Tualatin Library in support of a variety of programs.
  • We are very proud to have our name atop the Donor Appreciation plaque in the library.
  • And, we developed a new logo! We think it’s perfect for us: bookish, fun, and colorful.
Friends of Tualatin Library logo
Donor Appreciation Plaque for the Tualatin Public Library
Donor Appreciation plaque

If you’re already a member of the Friends, please consider taking a more active role through volunteering. We’re small, but mighty…and sometimes we need more help to get all the things done. We’d love to chat with you about our opportunities. Jump over to our Contact form and send us a note.

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Friends of Tualatin Library have two volunteer opportunities:

Book Sale Co-Chair. The Friends host two community book sales per year, currently in May and November. We are looking for a co-chair to work with the current chair to plan and execute the sales. Responsibilities include publicity, volunteer recruitment, day-of-sale set-up, and close-of-sale shut-down. This job is a good one for those who enjoy event planning and have good communication skills. See our job description for more information.

Book Evaluator. The Friends receive book and media donations from the public throughout the year. Book evaluators review the donations and evaluate them for potential re-sale in our various sale venues. You might enjoy this job if you have good computer skills and a few hours each week to dedicate to this role. See our flyer for more information.

If either of these opportunities sound interesting to you, please contact us.

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